Waste is Money: What we learned

Waste is Money: What we learned
BusinessDesk explored rubbish money in a series of 20 articles. (Image: NZME)
Cécile Meier
In April, I set about investigating the $1.5 billion New Zealand rubbish industry. I wanted to know why Aotearoa has such a poor waste record compared to other Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) countries and whether the businesses making money out of muck were contributing to the status quo. My initial pitch was for eight articles – I ended up spending seven months knee-deep in the glamorous world of rubbish, writing a total of 20 articles.  Big and small players The project started with a d...

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